PHOTOS: Firefighters honor fallen Portland comrade

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The casket containing Capt. Michael Kucsma’s body is removed from Portland Fire Department Engine 6 on Saturday, June 21, to be carried into the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Kucsma’s funeral was held five days after he died of a heart attack while scuba diving.

Led by a color guard and bagpipers, the funeral procession for Capt. Michael Kucsma moves down Cumberland Avenue in Portland toward the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on June 21.

Portland Fire Department Engine 6, from Bramhall Station, moves down Cumberland Avenue carrying Capt. Michael Kucsma’s casket and poll bearers.

Firefighters from throughout New England salute as the funeral procession for Portland Fire Dept. Capt. Michael Kucsma passes.

Capt. Michael Kucsma, a 21-year veteran of the Portland Fire Department, was 43 years old when he died on June 16.

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